We took Chloé out for the afternoon to teach her how to ride her bike with out stabilisers. I found a nice stretch of path near the St. Catherine’s Park and ride car park that gets hardly used.
She’s had a while without them by herself, but I thought it was about time to actually teach her how to ride a bike properly. So I packed it in the car, picked Kate from work and headed down to the Park and Ride.
After being told that the last job I applied for was no longer available, I decided to look around at other opportunities in my local area.
The Co-op where I currently work has had a notice up in the window for some time now saying that they wanted some more staff. Seen as I already work there as a cleaner, I might as well apply for the position. I grabbed an application form and filled it in.
I was in early one morning with the store manager, so I thought that this was the perfect time to speak to her and get my application form in. I have now been officially offered a team leader position with the Co-operative. The down side is that I have to wait until the 13th April before I can do my induction, then go on an alcohol course on the 26th in Brighton. It’s not totally bad, because I get to travel, with my fuel paid for me!
It’s not the quite the job I want, but I already work there and I get along with all the staff, and it has the possibilities of progression, which is what I want in a job along with job satisfaction! Not forgetting that it will keep me out of the house and I’ll actually be doing something worth while with my time instead of wasting it watching TV or on the PC rotting my brain, which I’m sick and tired of.
I hope I don’t hear any more bad news.
Last weekend I got invited up to Castle Donington in Derby, to Donington Race Circuit so be with some friends on a track day. Everything was arranged for us to meet up at 9am, so I got up at 5am, had a bath got my stuff ready and made my way up there.
After a lovely 3 hour trip I finally arrived at just gone 9am. I was expecting my friends to be there. No such luck. I got a call about 10 minutes after I arrived to say that my friend had been in a car accident. I panicked a little and hope he was ok. I didn’t get any more information from him until they arrived at 10:35am.
Turns out my friend blew shit out of proportion and made it sound a lot worse than it was, as most people do these days. He arrived with a little dent and some scrapes down the side of his car, what a tit. All cosmetic damage – panic over!
After getting all registered to either go out driving on the track or being a passenger ( me ), we headed back to the cars and the track day began. Sadly the photos I took haven’t turned out so great, because they were through a wire fence, but here are some photos of the cars:
I officially got offered the job I applied for back in January (installing the chip and pin machines in and around Hampshire). They received my reference from my current employer, finally. I was told that I was an excellent candidate, although I did not meet all the expected qualifications they desired, they said I aced the interview and I showed a real interest in the job and progressing further, which meant much more to them than some drone who just wanted to be paid, which was awesome news for me. A real ego boost!
On the 26th of February I got a call confirming the receipt of my reference and a start date of the 13th of March. I was over the moon with excitement. I phoned my current employer and told them that I was giving my two-week notice and that I would finish on the 12th March.
The very next day, I got a call from the new company. It was not good news at all. Their contracts had changed and they no longer required the engineers. The job was gone. There was nothing more for me. I was devastated. Needless to say I got very drunk.
Luckily my current employers are amazing. They graciously redacted my notice and I continued to work for them to this day. I’m still looking for work.
So yeah, that happened!